Sunday, April 25, 2010

Get Over It...

So I haven't blogged in a while - on purpose. You want to know why? Every time I come to my page to put up a new blog - I realize my "dream" blog will disappear. I like looking at those pictures and daydreaming. Sigh. But all good things must come to an end and my dream of kid-free-relaxing-not-a-care-in-the-world-days are over. For now. I need to get over it.

A lot has been going on lately. Some good. Most good. But also some hard times as well. I've been going through a lot lately and am working to get through it. This mom stuff isn't easy. In fact, it's the hardest job I've ever had. Seriously. A lot of times it is just me, no husband because he has to make the money, so it's just me and two kids. My conversations are usually "did you go poo poo?" and "do that again and it's time out". Don't get me wrong - I love being a stay at home mom (damn that's still hard to admit), but sometimes I long for adult conversation.

Anywho...I've been trying to keep busy. Busier than I have been...which actually does not sound sane. I've taken up walking in the morning. It's nice. Peaceful (even with two kids). It's also good for me.

We've also done a bit lately. We've gone to Marine World (yes I know it's called Discovery Kingdom - but it will always be "Marine World" to me). We bought season passes since the place is literally 2 minutes from our house. Emily LOVES it. Allison could care less!

Love this first picture of Emily and her friend looking at each other!

We also spent a day in the snow. All the resorts are closed and the season is pretty much over - but there is still a lot of snow! We found a Sno-Park and were the only ones there! Emily and her friend had a BLAST! Allison, again, could care less.

This one is of the girls flipping over - I love this one!
When all else fails...slide down on your tummy!

And amongst all our outings - our toddler also transitioned into big-girldom. She now has her very own big girl's bed! It's been pretty easy for the most part. She's gotten up in the middle of the night quite a few times but she loves it!

On the baby front...Allison is doing well! She just had her 4 month check up (although she's almost 5 months). She is at the 50th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height! The kid is 26 inches tall! She's cutting her first tooth which is sloooowwwwllllyyy coming in. You can see it - but it's just not all the way through yet. Hopefully the little bugger will pop through and she will be a little happier. Don't get me wrong - she is a GREAT baby - but there are more and more moments lately where she's fussy over that darn thing!

So that's the latest update for all you family members and friends who have been bugging me to add pictures and update on the girls!

Well - I'm off to relax for now. Both kids are sleeping for the moment and I'm going to *try* and take advantage of it. Hope I didn't just jinx myself!


Kimmy said...

Things sound like there going okay, although you have to be really strong to get through parenting without hubby around. I'm so sorry you have to deal with that but I guess we have to take the bad with the good.

Also, love all the pics. Where is the one with the snow? We love the snow and we can never seem to find a snow-park without anyone there. glad to see when you post :O) *HUGS*

Val said...

We've had so much fun w/ you guys on our adventures!

Great pics, and love that the fam is coming along so well and things are falling into place.

MommaKiss said...

GREAT pictures! And hey - at least someone is blogging about their kids *ahem/val/ahem*

Hope the big girl bed is going ok!

Trina said...

Yay for fun days out with the family! The snow looked fun! Glad that you are loving your morning walks...I will have to join you!

Kristen said...

It will ALWAYS be Marine World!!! Gosh, I don't feel that old that my kid would have no idea that it was called Marine World!

Your girls are adorable!! And I know we want a second, but man I'm dreading exactly what you're describing. Non fire-wives don't quite understand the single mother parts of it!